Yeah, that’s a massively unexpected way of dealing with a situation isn’t it?!
I think the descriptions of the moors and the parts from Hartley’s POV are probably the most interesting/well written, but there are definitely some clunky bits of prose in there. It’s a remarkable bit of history though isn’t it? One of the biggest pieces of financial fraud in British history but not widely known at all.
Once I’d finished it and looked a little more into the author a few people were saying that his best novel so far is Beastings, so looking forward to cracking into that when I get the opportunity.
Also, apparently he’s got another one coming out in September. That’s fast work.